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Trees planted in honor of outstanding

Yuma Garden Club members

Since 1988, Yuma Garden Club has chosen outstanding members and has honored them by planting a tree in one of the local parks. 

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2013 Recipients @ the Humane Society
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L to R: Georgia Brown, Michal Graber, Jane Buck, JoAnne Mowczko, Lydia Reibel

2014 Planting @ Friendship Park

RuthAnn Carroll, Charolette Cook, Pat Martel-Cooper, Dori Weisman 

(Lydia Reibel accepting for Dori) 

Charlotte Cook and husband Lloyd,

planting her tree 

   
   

 

Maintain the Alma C. Schott Memorial Rose Garden

Yuma Garden Club helps maintain the Alma C. Schott Memorial Rose Garden, located at the Yuma Walking Park near the Yuma Convention Center.  Club members prune and fertilize the rose bushes as needed.

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Members Pruning, Feburary 2015

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Blue Star Memorial Marker

The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. began in 1945 to

honor the men and women serving in the Armed Forces during World War II.  The Blue Star

Memorial Program grew to extend thousands of miles across continental U.S., Alaska and

Hawaii. All men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the Armed Forces of

the United States are included. Markers continue to be dedicated each year on highways,

Veterans’ facilities, National Cemeteries, parks, and civic and historic sites, showing our

appreciation for those who defend our country.

The Yuma Garden Club dedicated a marker on November 15, 2012 at the Yuma Walking Park

next to the Alma Schott Rose Garden near the Yuma Convention Center. The club is responsible

for landscaping the area around the marker and maintaining that space at the Yuma Walking

Park.

 The club participated in the Federated Garden Clubs of Yuma dedication of a marker on the wall
at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

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Desert Jewels Cookbook
‘Desert Jewels’ is a cookbook containing the member’s favorite recipes and gardening tips. Money raised from its sale will help fund the club’s community service projects. The cookbook cost $12.00 and can be purchased by contacting Cal Kelley (581-3981, mailto:geo-cal@hotmail.com

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Sharon White and Valerie Gleave

Potting Party

Yuma Garden Club members get together to assemble Succulent Dish Garden, that we sell at our fundraisers. We also make our own tufa cement dish gardens. Lots of fun! 

 Participate in the annual “Art Beat”
 
and other Art Events
 
Local garden club members the local Artist and prepare Floral Designs to add a lovely dimension to their Art Shows. One lovely event is their Awards "Muse Night", where we can dress according to the theme. This is open to the public.

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YGC at Muse NightBill & JoAnne Mowczko, Lydia & Roy Reibel, and Cal Kelley & Georgia Brown

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Lydia Reibel assembling a floral design

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JoAnne Mowczko showing her floral design

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Yuma Garden Club

Floral Design Group

The floral design group meets once a month to learn the concepts about creating floral designs. We have several very talented floral designers who help members develop their creative talents, in anticipation of being able to participate in "Art Beat" and the Yuma County Fair. Or, just for personal development. 

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Nicholas Bahr, Samuel Whitmer (recipients), JoAnne Mowczko, coordinator

 

Educational Scholarship


Yuma Garden Club offers a yearly educational scholarship(s) to a student (s) working towards a degree in an agriculture-related career, attending AWC/U of A. Contact Valerie Gleave 928-660-0670, vgleave@hotmail.com  for more information.

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Participate in the annual Home and Garden Expo
The Home and Garden Expo gives the public an opportunity to learn more about all aspects of gardening in Yuma. It offers many educational seminars and the expertise of our local Master Gardeners, who are available to answer gardening questions. Local garden clubs offer many plants and bird houses for sale.

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Yuma Tree and

Landscape Expo

Our club participates at this event which tells you everything you need to know about trees and landscaping in Yuma in a hands-on learning experience centered around plants, nature and wildlife.

   
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Lydia Reibel and Dori Weissman making pinecone wreaths
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Potpourri Artist Show

@ the Fairgrounds

Twice a year we support our local artists and sell plants, dish gardens, etc. at their art show. Our participation is a big draw for them and provides a fund raising opportunity for the club. In December, 2014, our members also made pinecone wreaths for sale.

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2015 Fair Theme: "The Movies), Entrance w/ Jane Buck

 

Yuma County Fair

Yuma Garden Club members enjoyed the opportunity to create floral designs and exhibit horticulture for the Yuma Co. Fair.  Our design group studies floral design during the year so they can participate in the flower show.

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"Gravity", Marilyn Thornbury
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"Chinatown", MaryLou Milstead
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"Liberty Bell", Brian Waverly
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"Chinatown", Georgia Brown

Crazy Floral Hat Contest

Yuma Garden Club's potluck lunch, at our May meeting, ends our season with a fun and creative floral hat contest. 

2015 Winners
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Lloyd Rain, Roberta Adams, MaryLou Milstead, Evalona Ackley, Elizabeth Moody, Lydia Reibel
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MaryLou Milstead, Most Fashionable
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Evalona Ackley, Most Creative

Registration at Pivot Point Conference Center
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Alyce Waverly, Dee Sussman, Edith Nelson
Vendor room with many items for sale
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Willene Calvert, Marilyn Thornbury, Marlene Parrott

2015 AFGC

State Convention

Every 10 years, Yuma gets to host the AFGC Convention. April 9-11, 2015 was our year. All four local garden clubs pulled it all together and produced a fun and educational convention. Our theme was "Welcome to Yuma, Gateway of the Great Southwest, and we focused on showcasing Yuma in everything we did. 

Floral Judges Council Program
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Movies filmed in the Yuma area
The guys constructed a Yuma Territorial Jail
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Roy Reibel
Many members wore period dress
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Lydia Reibel
YGC table centerpieces
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by MaryLou Milstead and committee
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Mexican folkloric dancers
Waiting to be bailed out of jail
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Mayra Valenzuela

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Crossroads Mission Project

The club collects toiletries and non-perishable foods for the mission.